Most Popular Titles With Melvin Shapiro
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1. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.
2. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
3. No Small Affair (1984)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar,... See full summary »
4. Ice Castles (1978)
PG | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to ... See full summary »
5. Finian's Rainbow (1968)
G | 141 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A mysterious Irishman, Finian, and his beautiful daughter Sharon, arrive one day in Rainbow Valley, a small Southern town of tobacco sharecroppers in the mythical state of Missitucky. The ... See full summary »
6. Branded (1965–1966)
30 min | Western
In the 1880s Jason McCord travels the country trying to prove he's no coward. He needs to do this because the military career of this West point graduate came to an end when he was thrown out of the army after being accused of cowardice.
7. Police Story (1973–1978)
120 min | Drama, Crime
Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »
10. Where the Boys Are (1984)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Remake of the 1960 movie of the same name has four college coeds; virginal Jennie, outgoing Carole, wealthy and spoiled Southern belle Sandra, and horny Laurie traveling to Fort Lauderdale ... See full summary »
11. The Boost (1988)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance
Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to ... See full summary »
12. Backfire (1988)
R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Mara, the wife who wants more... Jake, the lover she wants more of... Donny, the husband the war almost destroyed... Reed, the stranger who answers everyone's darkest prayers. Mara and ... See full summary »
13. Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
M | 98 min | Drama, Western
In 1909, when young Paiute Indian Willie Boy returns to his California reservation to be with Lola, whose father disapproves of him, a killing in self defense takes place, triggering a massive man hunt for Willie.
14. The Babysitter (1980 TV Movie)
Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller
Spoiled eleven-year-old Tara's new best friend from next-door gets hired as a live-in babysitter, but things soon go horribly wrong when Tara's mom starts hitting the bottle and fighting with her dad.
15. Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)
Not Rated | 155 min | Drama, Thriller
After a senator suddenly dies after completing (and sealing) an investigation into the nuclear power industry, the remaining senator and the state governor must decide on a person who will ... See full summary »
16. The Glory Guys (1965)
Not Rated | 112 min | Romance, Western
What could be worse for two cavalry officers than to battle with native tribes? To battle each other for the same woman.
17. Portrait of a Stripper (1979 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
The touching portrayal of a young mother (and dance student) who travels to California after the death of her husband. In order to pay the bills she takes up burlesque dancing. To her ... See full summary »
20. Executive Action (1973)
PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, History
Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
21. American Hot Wax (1978)
PG | 91 min | Drama, History, Music
This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's. Freed was a source of great controversy: ... See full summary »
22. Strange New World (1975 TV Movie)
100 min | Sci-Fi
In the near future, a group of scientists living in a space ship wake up from a hibernation state and come back to an apocalyptic Earth.
23. Arnold (1973)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Upon his death, Arnold marries his lover, Karen, in spite of his widow, and leaves deathtraps accompanied by audiotapes and his preserved and articulate corpse for those who cared only for his money.
24. Consenting Adult (1985 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. Mum eventually listens to his son and tries to understand his feelings, but ... See full summary »
25. Child's Cry (1986 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 100 min | Thriller
A social worker (Lindsay Wagner) starts working with a shy, withdrawn 6 year old (Taliesin Jaffe) whom she believes is the victim of sexual abuse.
26. King, Queen, Knave (1972)
R | 94 min | Comedy
On the death of his parents, Frank, a romantic teenager, moves in with his aunt and uncle He quickly falls in love with his beautiful, sophisticated aunt, Martha, and begins to fantasize ... See full summary »
28. Anatomy of a Seduction (1979 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama, Romance
The story of a divorced woman who begins an affair with the college-age son of her best friend, and the effects it has on her relationship with her own son, who is not much younger than her lover.
29. The Last Survivors (1975 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
After a passenger ship sinks, a ship's officer must decide which passengers in an overcrowded lifeboat must be sacrificed so the rest can survive an approaching typhoon.
30. The Woman Hunter (1972 TV Movie)
74 min | Mystery
A woman vacationing with her husband in Mexico discovers she is being stalked by an international killer.
33. The Stranger (1973 TV Movie)
100 min | Sci-Fi
TV series pilot (series never launched). After a freak mishap, an astronaut finds himself on an almost precise copy of Earth (right down to the Plymouth cars). However, this planet has ... See full summary »
34. Bring on the Night (1985)
PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary, Music
Documents the preparation and rehearsals for Sting's first solo concert, as well as his supporting band's opinions on their leader and his controversial efforts.
36. B.S. I Love You (1971)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
Paul Bongard is a young tv commercial producer who has an affair with his female boss and her teenage daughter.
37. Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974 TV Movie)
100 min | Crime, Drama
An ex-cop moonlighting as a private investigator looks into the murder of the son-in-law of his friend and gets involved with the victim's wife, who is his friend's daughter.
38. Black Samson (1974)
R | 88 min | Action, Drama
Noble nightclub owner Samson does his best to keep his neighborhood clean of crime and drugs. When vicious mobster Johnny Nappa tries to muscle in on Samson's territory, Samson takes a brave stand against Nappa and his flunkies.
39. The McMasters (1970)
GP | 90 min | Drama, Western
When Benjie, a black man who fought in the Civil War, returns to the southern town of Ironside, his return is not exactly a welcome one. The citizens are already uptight about the color of ... See full summary »
40. The Kid from Nowhere (1982 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama, Family
A single mother is overprotective of her mentally challenged son which has made him angry and difficult, while she denies herself a social life. Things change for the better when the boy ... See full summary »
41. Sins of the Past (1984 TV Movie)
104 min | Drama
A ring of call girls leaves the "business" when one of them is murdered. The survivors change their names and leave town. However, they are reunited 15 years later when another one of them ... See full summary »
43. Country Gold (1982 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
Aging country star becomes irritated with the success of a popular young country singer. She is not yet ready to become yesterday's news.
46. The Hostage Heart (1977 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Terrorists overtake an operating room where a multimillionaire is undergoing heart surgery. Guns are drawn and blood is shed in the operating room as the terrorists stand firm in their ... See full summary »
48. Brenda Starr (1976 TV Movie)
90 min | Adventure
A newspaper reporter trying to track down a hermit-like billionaire goes to the Brazilian jungle, where she finds herself in the middle of an extortion plot, voodoo and supernatural occurrences.
50. Triplecross (1986 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Thriller
Three cops (Ted Wass, Markie Post, Gary Swanson) become instant millionaires after saving a rich crime victim. They retire from the force and use their money to become flamboyant private ... See full summary »